‘In the Summertime’ Country Life - Wildlife - Sporting Life
17th June – 16th July – Two London locations
Sladmore is curating an exhibition across both our galleries in Mayfair and St. James celebrating the summer. We will be showing a diverse collection of works from our three centuries of sculpture depicting animals from the savannahs and jungles of Africa, including Elephants, Monkeys, Wildebeests, Ostriches and other wild creatures, alongside figurative works celebrating our own celebration of the ‘outdoors’.
To view nineteenth and twentieth century sculptures in the exhibition please click ARTWORKS above.
To view contemporary sculptures in this exhibition please click here
Mark Coreth’s magnificent new series of Elephants will feature alongside a specially commissioned Nightingale for the Co-existence and Wild East Charity exhibitions which run concurrently in our Mayfair space. The Co-existence exhibition at our Mayfair space celebrates a spectacular herd of 100 life size elephant sculptures which have taken up residence in London’s Royal Parks for six weeks. There are a total of eight herds distributed between Green Park, St James’s Park and Berkeley Square each carrying a unique story of human-wildlife coexistence. The Sladmore is delighted to collaborate with these organisations who focus on humans co-habiting with animals successfully, to help ensure continued biodiversity in all of our landscapes.
Highlights of In the Summertime include Sophie Dickens’ figurative sculpture, including tennis players, divers, and peloton riders; Rembrandt Bugatti’s twentieth century dynamic large cats; Antoine-Louis Barye, the nineteenth century ‘Father of Les Animaliers’, with his parade of elephants; Nudes by Aristide Maillol and Ian Rank-Broadley, renowned Royal Portraitist, with a selection of figurative nudes of the summer, to be shown at the same time that his Princess Diana Memorial will be unveiled on 1st July.
Artists included: Antoine-Louis Barye, Ian Rank-Broadley, Rembrandt Bugatti, Albéric Collin, Mark Coreth, Charles Delhommeau, Sophie Dickens, Emmanuel Fremiet, Laura Gardin Fraser, Roger Godchaux, Georges Guyot, Herbert Haseltine, Anna Vaughan Hyatt- Huntington, Jonathon Kenworthy, Nicola Lazzari, Aristide Maillol, Edouard Navellier, Armand Petersen, Jeanne Piffard, Kensuke Fujiyoshi, Nichola Theakston, Sirio Tofanari, Sir William Reid Dick, Thierry Van Ryswyck and Mahonri Young.
“And so, with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby